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  • Penelec Restored Service to 85 Percent of Customers Impacted by Winter Storm
    and electrical contractors continue to work to restore service following a winter storm that brought freezing rain ice wind and snow to Penelec s 31 county Pennsylvania service area this week As of noon today service has been restored to approximately 13 700 Penelec customers approximately 85 percent of the customers impacted by the storm Restoration work is focused in the Lewistown area and Cambria County with service expected to be restored to the remaining 2 300 customers without power by midnight tonight Crews will remain in place throughout the holiday weekend to ensure timely restoration in the event additional inclement weather disrupts electrical service in the area Crews made up of supervisory personnel from Penelec and FirstEnergy s Ohio Edison and Cleveland Electric Illuminating CEI utilities in Ohio are performing restoration activities Local electrical contractors are also supporting the effort Penelec line workers represented by Utility Workers Union of America UWUA Local 180 remain in a lockout after union members rejected the company s Last Best and Final Contract Offer LBFO on Sunday November 24 As restoration and clean up from the winter storm continue customers are cautioned never to touch or drive over downed lines Always assume downed wires are carrying electricity and keep children and pets away from downed wires To report an outage or a downed line Penelec customers should call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 For information on the company s restoration efforts current outages FirstEnergy s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe go to www firstenergycorp com Penelec will also provide updates via Twitter Penelec Penelec serves approximately 590 000 customers in 31 Pennsylvania counties FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety reliability and operational excellence Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation s largest

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  • Holiday Lighting Safety Reminder from FirstEnergy
    throughout the season Outdoor Lighting Safety Check all lights for frayed wires or areas where insulation has pulled away from plugs or sockets Discard and replace any damaged light strings Take extra care using a ladder to install lights avoid contact with overhead wires and make sure the ladder is placed on solid level ground that isn t slippery Ensure that tacks or nails used to hold light strings do not pierce any insulation on wires or light sockets Use only extension cords that are approved for outdoor use These cords must meet rigorous safety standards that indoor cords may not meet Outdoor lights inflatables and other decorations should be plugged into outlets protected by ground fault interrupters Place outdoor lights on a timer or turn them off before you go to bed Indoor Lighting Safety Inspect all light strings and cords for any damage including frayed wires or insulation that has pulled away from light sockets or plugs Also check for chewing or scratching damage if you have pets in the house Discard and replace any damaged light strings Live trees should be kept well watered No more than three strings of standard indoor lights should be connected to any extension cord Make sure cords are placed where they won t be stepped on kinked or pose a tripping hazard Lights should not be permitted to touch drapes furniture or carpeting Lights should be turned off overnight and when no one is home Additional holiday safety information is available at https www firstenergycorp com help safety safe holiday decorating html For more details about keeping safe around electricity local groups can request a presentation through the FirstEnergy Speakers Bureau For more information contact speakersbureau firstenergycorp com FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety reliability and operational excellence

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/holiday-lighting-safety-reminder-from-firstenergy-.html (2016-02-13)
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  • JCP&L on Schedule to Complete 2013 Vegetation Management Work
    release includes forward looking statements based on information currently available to management Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties These statements include declarations regarding management s intents beliefs and current expectations These statements typically contain but are not limited to the terms anticipate potential expect will intend believe estimate and similar words Forward looking statements involve estimates assumptions known and unknown risks uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements Actual results may differ materially due to the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry in general and the retail sales market in particular the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection LLC economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration including but not limited to Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm of 2011 changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and availability and their impact on retail margins the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including possible greenhouse gas emission water discharge water intake and coal combustion residual regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule Clean Air Interstate Rule CAIR and or any laws rules or regulations that ultimately replace CAIR and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rules including our estimated costs of compliance the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation including New Source Review litigation or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings including that such expenditures could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units the uncertainties associated with the deactivation of certain older regulated and competitive fossil units including the impact on vendor commitments and the timing thereof as they relate to among other things Reliability Must Run arrangements and the reliability of the transmission grid adverse regulatory or legal decisions and outcomes with respect to our nuclear operations including but not limited to the revocation or non renewal of necessary licenses approvals or operating permits by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or as a result of the incident at Japan s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant issues arising from the indications of cracking in the shield building at Davis Besse the impact of future changes

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/jcp-l-on-schedule-to-complete-2013-vegetation-management-work-.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Penelec Union Locked Out After Rejecting Last, Best, Final Contract Offer
    actual results performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements Actual results may differ materially due to the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry in general and the retail sales market in particular the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection LLC economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration including but not limited to Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm of 2011 changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and availability and their impact on retail margins the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including possible greenhouse gas emission water discharge water intake and coal combustion residual regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule Clean Air Interstate Rule CAIR and or any laws rules or regulations that ultimately replace CAIR and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rules including our estimated costs of compliance the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation including New Source Review litigation or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings including that such expenditures could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units the uncertainties associated with the deactivation of certain older regulated and competitive fossil units including the impact on vendor commitments and the timing thereof as they relate to among other things Reliability Must Run arrangements and the reliability of the transmission grid adverse regulatory or legal decisions and outcomes with respect to our nuclear operations including but not limited to the revocation or non renewal of necessary licenses approvals or operating permits by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or as a result of the incident at Japan s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant issues arising from the indications of cracking in the shield building at Davis Besse the impact of future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units the risks and uncertainties associated with litigation arbitration mediation and like proceedings including but not limited to any such proceedings related to vendor commitments replacement power costs being higher than anticipated or not fully hedged the ability to comply with applicable state and federal reliability standards and energy efficiency and peak demand reduction mandates changes in customers demand for power including

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/penelec-union-locked-out-after-rejecting-last--best--final-contr.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Met-Ed Announces "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Photo Contest
    Ed Announces Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest READING Pa Nov 21 2013 Metropolitan Edison Company Met Ed invites customers to show off their best and brightest outdoor holiday light displays by entering its Merry Bright holiday lights photo contest Participants can enter by submitting a photo of their home s outdoor holiday lights on the Met Ed Facebook page www facebook com MetEdElectric between Nov 21 and Dec 9 Up to five finalists will be selected by Met Ed and their photos will be posted on Facebook for public voting from Dec 11 until Dec 16 The grand prize winner will receive a 250 Visa gift card and the first prize winner will receive a 100 gift card For more information including complete contest rules visit the Met Ed Facebook page The Merry Bright contest is open only to Met Ed customers who are legal residents of Pennsylvania and who are at least 18 years of age Only one entry per household will be accepted Employees and family members of FirstEnergy Met Ed or its advertising agency are not eligible Met Ed is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp NYSE FE Met Ed serves approximately 550 000 in 15 Pennsylvania

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/met-ed-announces--merry---bright--holiday-lights-photo-contest.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Toledo Edison Makes Free Water and Ice Available to Customers Without Power
    Releases Toledo Edison Makes Free Toledo Edison Makes Free Water and Ice Available to Customers Without Power TOLEDO Ohio Nov 18 2013 Toledo Edison customers who remain without power as a result of the severe wind and thunderstorms yesterday evening across Northwest Ohio can receive two bags of ice and two gallons of water at no charge at participating Kroger and Churchill s stores Supplies are limited Distribution will end at 8 p m Tuesday Participating stores and locations include Kroger 1094 N Main St Bowling Green Ohio Kroger 3301 Navarre Oregon Ohio Kroger 1920 Woodville Oregon Ohio Walt Churchill s Market 26625 N Dixie Highway Perrysburg Ohio Also the American Red Cross will be opening a shelter at Cedar Creek Church at 29129 Lime City Road in Perrysburg at 7 p m tonight for residents affected by the storm The storm initially disrupted service to almost 25 000 customers but as of 4 p m today less than 3 200 remained without service The majority of customers should be restored to service by Tuesday night with the remaining outages in the hardest hit areas in Wood County restored by Wednesday evening For updated information on FirstEnergy s current outages our storm restoration process and tips for staying safe visit the 24 7 Power Center at www firstenergycorp com outages Updates will also be provided via Twitter ToledoEdison FirstEnergy NYSE FE is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety reliability and operational excellence Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation s largest investor owned electric systems serving customers in Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland and New York Its generation subsidiaries currently control more than 18 000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal non emitting nuclear natural gas hydro pumped storage hydro

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/toledo-edison-makes-free-water-and-ice-available-to-customers-wi.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Potomac Edison Reconstructs Line to Enhance Reliability of Western Maryland Transmission Network
    intend believe estimate and similar words Forward looking statements involve estimates assumptions known and unknown risks uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements Actual results may differ materially due to the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry in general and the retail sales market in particular the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection LLC economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration including but not limited to Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm of 2011 changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and availability and their impact on retail margins the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including possible greenhouse gas emission water discharge water intake and coal combustion residual regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule Clean Air Interstate Rule CAIR and or any laws rules or regulations that ultimately replace CAIR and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rules including our estimated costs of compliance the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation including New Source Review litigation or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings including that such expenditures could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units the uncertainties associated with the deactivation of certain older regulated and competitive fossil units including the impact on vendor commitments and the timing thereof as they relate to among other things Reliability Must Run arrangements and the reliability of the transmission grid adverse regulatory or legal decisions and outcomes with respect to our nuclear operations including but not limited to the revocation or non renewal of necessary licenses approvals or operating permits by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or as a result of the incident at Japan s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant issues arising from the indications of cracking in the shield building at Davis Besse the impact of future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units the risks and uncertainties associated with litigation arbitration mediation and like proceedings including but not limited to any such proceedings related to vendor commitments replacement power costs being higher than anticipated or not fully hedged the ability to

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/potomac-edison-reconstructs-line-to-enhance-reliability-of-weste.html (2016-02-13)
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  • JCP&L to Hold Open House for Morris County Transmission Project
    unknown risks uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements Actual results may differ materially due to the speed and nature of increased competition in the electric utility industry in general and the retail sales market in particular the impact of the regulatory process on the pending matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the various states in which we do business including but not limited to matters related to rates and pending rate cases the uncertainties of various cost recovery and cost allocation issues resulting from American Transmission Systems Incorporated s realignment into PJM Interconnection LLC economic or weather conditions affecting future sales and margins regulatory outcomes associated with storm restoration including but not limited to Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm of 2011 changing energy capacity and commodity market prices including but not limited to coal natural gas and oil and availability and their impact on retail margins the continued ability of our regulated utilities to recover their costs costs being higher than anticipated and the success of our policies to control costs and to mitigate low energy capacity and market prices other legislative and regulatory changes and revised environmental requirements including possible greenhouse gas emission water discharge water intake and coal combustion residual regulations the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule Clean Air Interstate Rule CAIR and or any laws rules or regulations that ultimately replace CAIR and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rules including our estimated costs of compliance the uncertainty of the timing and amounts of the capital expenditures that may arise in connection with any litigation including New Source Review litigation or potential regulatory initiatives or rulemakings including that such expenditures could result in our decision to deactivate or idle certain generating units the uncertainties associated with the deactivation of certain older regulated and competitive fossil units including the impact on vendor commitments and the timing thereof as they relate to among other things Reliability Must Run arrangements and the reliability of the transmission grid adverse regulatory or legal decisions and outcomes with respect to our nuclear operations including but not limited to the revocation or non renewal of necessary licenses approvals or operating permits by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or as a result of the incident at Japan s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant issues arising from the indications of cracking in the shield building at Davis Besse the impact of future changes to the operational status or availability of our generating units the risks and uncertainties associated with litigation arbitration mediation and like proceedings including but not limited to any such proceedings related to vendor commitments replacement power costs being higher than anticipated or not fully hedged the ability to comply with applicable state and federal reliability standards and energy efficiency and peak demand

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